Tison Roo News 2017-18

Week of September 11th

Welcome to the Tison Middle School newsletter -- as a Tison parent, we want to ensure your involvement in your student's middle school life, and one way to do that is to keep you informed on what's going on at Tison.


This newsletter typically gets emailed to you on a weekly basis, and usually on a Friday afternoon. If you know a Tison parent who should be getting this newsletter and is not, please have him or her email Leah Greer at lgreer@weatherfordisd.com. Also, if you have any questions or concerns over any information from the newsletter, please email Mrs. Greer.


We are off to a great start for the school year, and we hope your student comes to love Tison as much as we do!


Sincerely,

Eric Sams

Tison Middle School Principal

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SATURDAY, SEP 9

7th Volleyball: Acton Middle School "B" Team Tournament @ Granbury (starts at 9 AM)

Monday, Sep 11 -- Sunday, Sep 17

Monday, Sep 11 -- TISON SCHOOL PICTURE DAY (online order form below)


Tuesday, Sep 12 -- 7th grade Football VS Joshua Nichols @ Joshua Nichols MS (5-7 PM)


Tuesday, Sep 12 -- 8th grade Football VS Joshua Nichols @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)


Wednesday, Sep 13 -- Tison Cross Country Team in Lipan CC Meet @ Lipan HS


Thursday, Sep 14 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Cleburne Smith MS @ Cleb. Smith MS (5-7 PM)


Friday, Sep 15 -- HOWDY DANCE in the Tison Gym from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, Sep 18 -- Sunday, Sep 24

Tuesday, Sep 19 -- 7th grade Football VS Cleburne Wheat @ Cleburne Wheat MS (5-7 PM)


Tuesday, Sep 19 -- 8th grade Football VS Cleburne Wheat @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)


Wednesday, Sep 20 -- Tison Tennis VS Hall MS @ NGC Courts (4:00 PM)


Wednesday, Sep 20 -- Tison Cross Country Team in Aledo Meet @ McAnally Int. School


Thursday, Sep 21 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Burleson Kerr @ Burleson Kerr MS (5-7 PM)


Friday, Sep 22 -- Mass Band Night (Hon & Sym Band) @ Kangaroo Stadium (3:35-9:30 PM)

MONDAY, SEP 25 -- SUNDAY, OCT 1

Tuesday, Sep 26 -- 7th grade Football VS Brewer @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)


Wednesday, Sep 27 -- Tison Tennis VS Azle MS @ Azle HS (4:00 PM)


Wednesday, Sep 27 -- Tison Cross Country Team in Brewer Meet @ Brewer Central Park


Tuesday, Sep 26 -- 8th grade Football VS Brewer @ Brewer MS (5-7 PM)


Thursday, Sep 28 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Aledo MS @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)


Friday, Sep 29
-- 1st Tison Pep Rally of the Year @ Tison Gym (3 PM) --- more details later

School Pictures Online Ordering

Students and staff will be taking school pictures this coming Monday (September 11). Students will be pulled from their athletic or PE period to take their picture, and ordering envelopes will be sent home with students today (Friday).


You may also order picture packages online! Just go to:


https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/


And use this: D0317089Q0 as the PICTURE DAY ID (those are zeros & not capital O's)

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DIVERSITY EMPHASIS: National Hispanic Heritage Month


September begins our diversity emphasis with the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month which runs September 15 through October 15. During this time, we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.


https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/audio-and-video/

CHARACTER FOCUS FOR 1ST SIX WEEKS: KINDNESS



Family Activity Idea: have a family scavenger hunt for acts of kindness within the family, and then reward the choice of a night's activity to the winner!


Kindness is a social medicine that is best applied on an individual basis.

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Welcome to Tison for the 2017-2018 school year! We are growing our Tison PTA and would love to have your support this school year...and if you have the chance to volunteer we would greatly appreciate that as well! However, it is not mandatory to volunteer if you join Tison PTA -- just the support of your membership is enough!


The following people were elected to the 2017-2018 Executive Board during the May elections:


  • President -- open
  • VP Hospitality -- Frances Withaeger
  • VP Membership --Amanda Metzing
  • VP Budget -- Patricia Thompson
  • VP Programs -- open
  • Secretary -- Susan Tarbay
  • Treasurer -- open
  • Parliamentarian -- open
  • Council Rep -- Tina Loa
  • Boxtops -- Alycia Nelson
  • Concessions -- Frances Withaeger



BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Please start saving your BOX TOPS for Tison! We will collect them all year long, and you can send them in an envelope or baggie with your student and have him or her take them to the main office. We appreciate your BOX TOP support!

NEED CONCESSION STAND VOLUNTEERS

Parents:


We are in need of volunteers to help the PTA run the concession stand during home athletic events. We don't ask you to work during all three hours, instead we have 1 hour shifts that we need filled. If you have some fellow parent buddies that you work well with, ask them to help!


If you are interested in working the concession stands for athletic events, please email me at fwithaeger@gmail.com -- please specify whether you are interested in working concessions for the boys athletic games or the girls athletic games.



Thank you for your help!

Frances Withaeger

Tison PTA VP of Hospitality/Concessions

Tison Ads & Informational Signs

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@tisonprincipal (Principal, Eric Sams)

@WeatherfordDad (Assistant Principal, Trace Craft)

@brittonsfa3 (Assistant Principal, Stephanie Britton)

@tisonband (April Page, TMS Band Director & Jay McNew, TMS Assistant Director)

@belledirector (Tison All Stars/WHS Blue Belles Director, Laura Buckner)

@Tisonchoir (Choir, Kathi Richards)

@MrsFentonTMS (Math Inclusion Teacher & Tison Yearbook Sponsor, Leslie Fenton)

@Profe_Ferrell (Spanish & Tison Cheerleader Sponsor, Kym Ferrell)

@GwenWard19 (Counselor, Gwen Ward)

@tisonlibrary (Library Media Specialist, Leah Greer)

@1LBaird (Data Entry Teacher, Laura Baird)

@McAda6thScience (6th grade Science, Trisha McAda)

@mrtexashistory (8th grade Blended Learning & Texas History - Corey Whitehead)

@MharrisScience (7th grade Science, Melissa Harris)

@AndreaHayward3 (8th grade Math, Andrea Hayward)

@ErinLight3 (8th grade ELA & Tennis coach, Erin Light)

@wmohr8 (8th grade Math/Algebra & Tison Athletic Coach, Wendy Mohr)

@mattnovikoff (Inclusion/Math Resource Teacher, Matt Novikoff)

@stpatterson11 (8th grade ELA, Stephanie Patterson)

@ToniScience (8th grade Science & NJHS sponsor, Toni Chapman)